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LoL Champion Build Guides: Varus

Varus The Arrow of Retribution

Find the best Varus build guides for League of Legends S11 Patch 11.12. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Varus build for the S11 meta. Learn more about Varus' abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Season 11 Guides // Patch 11.12 & Patch 11.11
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LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

[11.11] THE ULTIMATE S11 GRANDMASTER Varus Guide!

Guide by DoublefeedOP updated May 26, 2021
9.5
52
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LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

*Patch 11.12* | 狙击手 | Varus MID Korean Hyper Carry

Guide by TheSheppard updated June 13, 2021
  • Off-Meta
9.3
27
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LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

[11.11] An In-depth Guide To Bot Lane Varus!

Guide by KoZee updated May 31, 2021
  • In-depth
8.9
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LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

[11.11] R + W + Q AND DEAD!!!

Guide by Campersnake updated June 3, 2021
8.8
23
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LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

[11.11] (Former Pro ADC Main) Updated Varus Guide

Guide by Jurassiq updated June 7, 2021
7.7
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LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

[11.12] Varus - Galeforce / Draktharr

Guide by matek1207 updated June 21, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

Varus, the ap sniper boi 🏹🎯

Guide by SaltCat updated June 8, 2021
  • Off-Meta
Season 11 Builds // Patch 11.12 & Patch 11.11
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

Varus build

Build by JaniJano updated June 3, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

VARUS ADC NASHE

Build by Guest updated May 30, 2021
New Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

Mathematically Irresponsible Varus

Build by Guest updated June 21, 2021
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

Varus one-trick guide

Build by Guest updated June 6, 2021
Season 11 Guides // Other Patches
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LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

Varus: The Hybrid King (Patch 10.24) (Preseason WIP)

Guide by ifound1dollar updated November 27, 2020
  • In-depth
8.6
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LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

[11.6] Master tier - Varus ADC letality [Beast of laning pri

Guide by Eneino01 updated March 22, 2021
  • In-depth
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

Varus Season 11 Gold> Guide

Guide by FraleBot updated January 23, 2021
Season 11 Builds // Other Patches
7.3
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LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

Rift Sniper (updating)

Build by Mysterlool updated March 19, 2021
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LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

VARUS ONE SHOT- LETHALITY / ARM PEN [10.23]

Build by Rasteno updated November 22, 2020
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

Varus build [Season 11]

Build by Igoczooo updated December 18, 2020
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LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

AP Varus

Build by Muchando updated April 14, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

11.4 ONE TAP VARUS

Build by Safekattar updated February 18, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

Lethality Varus

Build by Guest updated January 2, 2021
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Varus Build & Runes

If you're looking for the best rune build for Varus we've got you covered. Below you can find the best items and runes to build for Varus, as determined by LeagueSpy's calculations of thousands of Plat+ League of Legends games. If you are already familiar with how to play Varus this is a great resource to quickly get a good rune selection for Patch 11.12. However, if you are a new Varus player we highly recommend reading through some of the guides above to learn why this build is strong on Varus!

Patch 11.12: 791513 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Varus's Top Items

Varus's Runes

Varus's Best Runes 49%

Win Rate 17771 Games

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Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Hail of Blades
Hail of Blades
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous Hunter

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Second Best

Varus's 2nd Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 5741 Games

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Hail of Blades
Hail of Blades
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous Hunter

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery

Third Best

Varus's 3rd Best Runes 62%

Win Rate 98 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Lethal Tempo
Lethal Tempo
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
More Varus Runes

Varus's Summoner Spells

Varus's Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 52898 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Varus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 4991 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Varus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 47%

Win Rate 2518 Games

Cleanse Flash

Varus's Starters

Varus's Best Starter Items 49%

Win Rate 39101 Games

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Trinket

Varus's Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 35877 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Varus's 2nd Best Trinket 46%

Win Rate 24350 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Varus's 3rd Best Trinket 45%

Win Rate 1481 Games

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Top Varus Players

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Patch 11.12: 791515 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Varus's Top Items

Varus's Runes

Varus's Best Runes 46%

Win Rate 188 Games

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  • 2
  • 3
Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Hail of Blades
Hail of Blades
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous Hunter

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Second Best

Varus's 2nd Best Runes 42%

Win Rate 93 Games

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Hail of Blades
Hail of Blades
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous Hunter

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Third Best

Varus's 3rd Best Runes 27%

Win Rate 55 Games

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Hail of Blades
Hail of Blades
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Ultimate Hunter
Ultimate Hunter

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band
More Varus Runes

Varus's Summoner Spells

Varus's Best Summoner Spells 45%

Win Rate 1099 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Varus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 783 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Varus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 329 Games

Flash Heal

Varus's Starters

Varus's Best Starter Items 47%

Win Rate 2590 Games

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Trinket

Varus's Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 1513 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Varus's 2nd Best Trinket 41%

Win Rate 1737 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Varus's 3rd Best Trinket 46%

Win Rate 193 Games

Oracle Lens
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Top Varus Players

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Varus Counters

Learn 's counters and discover matchups where they have an advantage! When you're starting a game of League of Legends you should always keep in mind if you'll be at an advantage or disadvantage against your opponent, so you can know whether to bully them or play safe. You can find detailed breakdowns of each matchup on CounterStats, and you can also check out some Varus guides to see how to build and play against other champions you may find yourself up against!


This counter data is for Varus ADC in Plat+ games. The percent shown is the enemy champion's counter rating against Varus. Counter rating is our own statistic that factors in counter kills, overall kills, early lead ratio, comeback ratio, and win percent to give the whole picture of that champion's effectiveness as a counter pick.

Varus Skins

Varus' Abilities

Varus's Living Vengeance
Living Vengeance Varus's Passive Varus's Passive
Self
Varus's Passive
Varus's Passive
On champion kill or assist, Varus gains 40% (+ 30% bonus attack speed) bonus attack speed for 5 seconds.
On minion or monster kill, Varus gains 20% (+ 15% bonus attack speed) bonus attack speed for 5 seconds.
Q
Varus's Piercing Arrow
Piercing Arrow Varus's Q Ability
Self
65 / 70 / 75 / 80 / 85
16 / 14.5 / 13 / 11.5 / 10
Varus charges for up to 4 seconds to gradually increase Piercing Arrow's range and damage while being slowed by 20%. Piercing Arrow can be recast at any time within its duration.

If the charge completes without reactivation, Piercing Arrow is canceled, refunding 50% of its mana cost.

ACTIVE: Varus fires a piercing arrow in the target direction, dealing physical damage to all enemies struck. The arrow's damage and any Blight stacks detonated are increased by 0βˆ’50% (depending on channel time), arrow damage is reduced by 0βˆ’67% (depending on enemies hit).
W
Varus's Blighted Quiver
Blighted Quiver Varus's W Ability
Self
0
40
Varus' basic attacks deal 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 (+25% of ability power) bonus magic damage and apply a stack of Blight for 6 seconds, stacking up to 3 times, refreshing on subsequent attacks.

Varus' other abilities consume stacks of Blight on enemies upon damaging them to deal 3 / 3.5 / 4 / 4.5 / 5% (+2% per 100 ability power) of the target's maximum health bonus magic damage and, if they are a champion or epic monster, reduce his basic abilities' cooldowns by 12% of the maximum cooldown for each stack on the target, up to 36% per target. The bonus damage is capped at 360 against monsters.

ACTIVE: Varus' next Piercing Arrow deals 6βˆ’14% of the target's missing health bonus magic damage (depending on level), increased by 0βˆ’80% (depending on Piercing Arrow's channel time), for a maximum of 10.8-25.2% of the target's missing health (depending on level). This damage is capped at 360 against monsters. If Varus is not charging Piercing Arrow, Blighted Quiver may be recast after 1 second and will go on a 1 second cooldown if it isn't used within 5.5 seconds of its activation or immediately if Varus dies.

Blighted Quiver can be cast during the first 0.25 seconds of Piercing Arrow's charge. Blighted Quiver is placed on full cooldown even if the charge completes without reactivation or is interrupted.
E
Varus's Hail of Arrows
Hail of Arrows Varus's E Ability
925
80
18 / 16 / 14 / 12 / 10
Varus fires a hail of arrows that deal 60 / 100 / 140 / 180 / 220 (+0.6 per bonus attack damage) physical damage and desecrate the ground. Desecrated ground slows enemies' Movement Speed by 25 / 30 / 35 / 40 / 45% for .25 seconds and reduces their healing and regeneration by 40%. The slow duration is refreshed if enemies stay within the zone.
R
Varus's Chain of Corruption
Chain of Corruption Varus's Ultimate (R) Ability
1075
100
100 / 80 / 60 / 60 / 60
Varus flings out a tendril of corruption in the target direction that infects the first enemy champion hit, dealing 150 / 200 / 250 (+100% of ability power) magic damage, revealing and rooting them for 2 seconds while inflicting them with full stacks of Blight over 1.5 seconds.

On impact, the tendril seeks out nearby enemy champions for 2 seconds, after which they are also infected. Tendrils will continue to spread until there are no champions in range that have not already been affected.

Chain of Corruption will attempt to spread even if the first target dies or becomes free of the root. The tendril seeks targets regardless of having sight of them or not.

Questions About Varus

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